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Posted: 1/25/2014 12:25:34 AM EDT
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:27:42 AM EDT
You make a valid point.



But on balance, taking tax money away from the communists is always a good thing.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:29:05 AM EDT
True but now CA won't get any of the tax benefits from the sales.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:29:54 AM EDT
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I'm hoping that all the major manufacturers pull out because of the micro-stamping requirement.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:34:52 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
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But don't you think this is a "cutting off your nose to spite your face" deal?

I just can't bring myself to find this move to be a good thing unless these companies cutoff LE sales which I am betting they will not do.  

As far as tax revenue goes, does anyone have any idea what the percentage of the total sales taxes CA sees comes from semi-auto handguns?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:45:49 AM EDT
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/23/California-Roll-Forward-Microstamping-Punishes-Firearm-Innovation

Sources explain that CA is requiring "roll forward" microstamping, which means manufacturers must revamp their production line to incorporate microstamping when a design change makes a given firearm better. From the point of improvement forward they must identify their firearms with a firing pin fingerprint or microstamp.
This means a handgun which was on the CA approved roster yesterday is considered a new firearm and must meet the microstamping requirement rolling forward if it receives a change as small as an internal component – a new spring, for example.

The cost of complying with this requirement is unknown, but normal production costs will certainly rise.



Yes, let's make it so everyone absorbs the cost of complying with California's bullshit law.

Then once CA compliance is in place, there will no added financial burden beyond what is needed to maintain that if other states want to pass similar laws.

This shit is chess not checkers.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 12:46:02 AM EDT
I think it's good because the legal requirements instituted by CA effectively ban new guns. If you have S&W, Ruger, and maybe even Glock refusing to play CA's stupid games it makes CA's laws a de facto gun ban and will be legally challenged.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:36:26 AM EDT
Yes but if you CA residents would vote the asshats out of office that come up with shit your state would be a better place. IMO California will not have any handguns soon do to this micro stamping, which will the go to Supreme Court and they will strike the law down like they did in DC.

Microstamping= Handgun Ban
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Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:46:42 AM EDT
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So can they still buy used firearms that don't have the micro stamping? If they are exempt I could see a lot of "used" fire arms becoming available in Cali.
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Originally Posted By dragonfd3s:
So can they still buy used firearms that don't have the micro stamping? If they are exempt I could see a lot of "used" fire arms becoming available.
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Yes. A handgun need not be on the Roster if sold PPT. (Still has to go through a FFL and all)
Buying from a shop direct, though, IIRC (Could be wrong) it has to be Roster compliant. I think. I hope I'm wrong about that part.

Unfortunately, again IIRC, CA also limits the number of "allowed" PPT of handguns per year. But those transfers are exempt from the 1/month limit as well.

Have I mentioned, fuck those big-city politicians with a rusty railroad spike?
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:56:13 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  


I can't argue your point, I've seen it myself.

It seems like it is time to tell state legislators, whether it be Colorado. New York, or Cali, etc., to go pound sand when it comes to B.S. laws.

Wins like these are important, we need all we can get.

Saul Alinsky's rules for Radicals. They use them, and we should also.

Incrementalism will kill us as sure as an outright ban.

Eternal vigilance Y'all....
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:56:35 AM EDT
They should definitely stop selling to LEO's also.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 1:58:56 AM EDT
Its only good if they stop LEO sales.


If not, fuck them. They and others are still on my list for not supporting us in NY.
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Originally Posted By glocke12:

You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.



These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  

 
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What's good for the goose is good for the gander.
 
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What's good for the goose is good for the gander.



 
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Originally Posted By RDak:
They should definitely stop selling to LEO's also.


What's good for the goose is good for the gander.



 


Yup.

A gun manufacturer that will not do that is anti-gun IMHO.
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Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/01/23/California-Roll-Forward-Microstamping-Punishes-Firearm-Innovation

Sources explain that CA is requiring "roll forward" microstamping, which means manufacturers must revamp their production line to incorporate microstamping when a design change makes a given firearm better. From the point of improvement forward they must identify their firearms with a firing pin fingerprint or microstamp.
This means a handgun which was on the CA approved roster yesterday is considered a new firearm and must meet the microstamping requirement rolling forward if it receives a change as small as an internal component – a new spring, for example.

The cost of complying with this requirement is unknown, but normal production costs will certainly rise.



Yes, let's make it so everyone absorbs the cost of complying with California's bullshit law.

Then once CA compliance is in place, there will no added financial burden beyond what is needed to maintain that if other states want to pass similar laws.

This shit is chess not checkers.
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As is often the case, Lumpy nails it.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:20:34 AM EDT
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Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  


I disagree, and I hope this is a lesson to gun owners everywhere that they're losing to incrementalism while the antis maintain the narrative that they only want "just one more common sense law and we're done."

People don't really feel like their rights are being violated until that loss directly effects them. For example, S&W and Ruger stop selling in CA, so the people think "Well I still have Springfield, Glock, Beretta, etc., so I haven't really lost anything." It appears it's just a few more models off the list, but who cares, there are so many other choices? However, if EVERY handgun manufacturer stopped selling in California, the general sense may hopefully change to "Oh my god, I simply can't buy a handgun anymore, this shit has to stop."

Think of it as spanking your kid. We've tried to reason, we've used logic, and the idiots keep allowing the bad guys to win political office. IMO, S&W and Ruger may not simply be enough. It's time to stop crying wolf and send a message to California gun owners and everyone else in the blue states: You reap what you sow.

Tough love is the answer. Good on S&W, good on Ruger.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:23:31 AM EDT
Legislation has consequences...capitalism at work.

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I believe most members here do have a lot of empathy for your situation, but what options do we have?
It's not that  people here don't give a shit, what are they supposed to do? We don't live in your states, we have no vote, the cards have been stacked against you both electorally and judicially. To those outside your states it seems like you have lost the battle, you're outnumbered by the twits who keep electing these gun grabbing bastards,who keep pushing and pushing and there doesn't seem to be a way to stem the tide. I wouldn't say it's every man for himself, I see it as frustration with the whole situation, the powerlessness we all feel, knowing full well this shit is coming down the line to our own state houses and courts.


 
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Vote with your feet.
 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:48:49 AM EDT
As I see it this is the 10th at work (cept for the whole violating the constitution thing). Let the states decide what dumbass laws to implement and let the other states learn from their fine example. This to me is akin to watching an idiot touch a hot stove. Letting it happen may not be the best for the one doing the touching but is good medicine for the 49 others who are watching it happen. Just like NYCs new mayor. Let that shit happen so that cesspool can be a shining example of what NOT to do. This all depends on the other 49 states making the right choice though so I may be the delusional one here.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:52:09 AM EDT
I think it's a good thing, they need to take it to the Barrett level and refuse to sell to California law enforcement agencies as well.



Eventually with an unarmed citizenry, the Mexican Drug Cartel will rule California
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:53:05 AM EDT
just walk away.  give them enough rope and los angeles will become detroit or mexico city actually.

makes zero sense to exempt cops.  don't we want to know who fired what and where from the brass at a scene where an officer discharges?  makes no sense.

drawn lines are getting clearer.  it's only a matter of time before a clash.
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Barrett did years ago, other companies need to get with the program



 
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 2:53:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sbude57:
I believe most members here do have a lot of empathy for your situation, but what options do we have?
It's not that  people here don't give a shit, what are they supposed to do? We don't live in your states, we have no vote, the cards have been stacked against you both electorally and judicially. To those outside your states it seems like you have lost the battle, you're outnumbered by the twits who keep electing these gun grabbing bastards,who keep pushing and pushing and there doesn't seem to be a way to stem the tide. I wouldn't say it's every man for himself, I see it as frustration with the whole situation, the powerlessness we all feel, knowing full well this shit is coming down the line to our own state houses and courts.  
 
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Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  
I believe most members here do have a lot of empathy for your situation, but what options do we have?
It's not that  people here don't give a shit, what are they supposed to do? We don't live in your states, we have no vote, the cards have been stacked against you both electorally and judicially. To those outside your states it seems like you have lost the battle, you're outnumbered by the twits who keep electing these gun grabbing bastards,who keep pushing and pushing and there doesn't seem to be a way to stem the tide. I wouldn't say it's every man for himself, I see it as frustration with the whole situation, the powerlessness we all feel, knowing full well this shit is coming down the line to our own state houses and courts.  
 


The problem is, this shit spreads..

I live in PA, where the state politics are largely dictated by what goes on in the population centers of Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh..all liberal strongholds.  Frankly, I am amazed that PA has not fallen to the anti's yet, though I suspect we are only a few election cycles away from that happening if our AG Kathleen Kane makes a run for governor.

I have yet to see any valid argument where what is going on in CA is in any shape or form a "victory" for gun owners, especially with LE being exempt...Overturned in the courts? Not likely..the federal courts in that area are stacked with liberals.  

We are all losing here.

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Originally Posted By boboluv:
just walk away.  give them enough rope and los angeles will become detroit or mexico city actually.

makes zero sense to exempt cops.  don't we want to know who fired what and where from the brass at a scene where an officer discharges?  makes no sense.

drawn lines are getting clearer.  it's only a matter of time before a clash.
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I seem to recall that micro stamping was a pipe dream anyway. Something about slight deformations of the metals involved rendering it useless.
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This.  What they want more than anything is tax money to pay for all their programs.  OP wants to stop them by cutting off a finger, when the only real way to stop it is by cutting off the head of the monster.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:02:44 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
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The recent moves are purely financial.  I agree with the gun companies.  

The California legislature has implemented so many policies / procedures / requirements that is not financially viable to do business there.  The quicker companies realize this and pull out of the CA market...the better.  At that point, CA citizens will understand they sliced their own throats.

CA is on a path of rapid self-destruction.  I say we simply push them along to the final scene.  

If I was a gun company, weapons, arms etc..I would refuse all sales of all products to ALL addresses in CA.  Let them suffer the fate they created

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This.  What they want more than anything is tax money to pay for all their programs.  OP wants to stop them by cutting off a finger, when the only real way to stop it is by cutting off the head of the monster.
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Originally Posted By DDalton:
Originally Posted By Kiltakaze:
True but now CA won't get any of the tax benefits from the sales.


This.  What they want more than anything is tax money to pay for all their programs.  OP wants to stop them by cutting off a finger, when the only real way to stop it is by cutting off the head of the monster.


What percentage of total tax revenue in the state of CA comes from new semiautomatic pistol sales?
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Originally Posted By Nagewaza624:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  




 

He's just pissy because he's decided to stay in NY and live with the unSafe Act, and continue to give the people that hate him his hard earned (well, maybe not) tax money.
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He's just pissy because he's decided to stay in NY and live with the unSafe Act, and continue to give the people that hate him his hard earned (well, maybe not) tax money.
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Originally Posted By Disintegr8or:
Originally Posted By Nagewaza624:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  




 

He's just pissy because he's decided to stay in NY and live with the unSafe Act, and continue to give the people that hate him his hard earned (well, maybe not) tax money.



Not really fair...Not everyone can just up and move at the drop of a hat.  Should similar legislation pass in PA, Id be stuck here, unable to move unless I wanted to take a massive salary cut.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:15:30 AM EDT
Well if S&W and Ruger don't build them, then Ca can't buy them, even LE has to use compliant guns, if there not made how can they be bought, so ya these 2 compaines will make a stance and a good one just like barret.
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I think it's a good thing, they need to take it to the Barrett level and refuse to sell to California law enforcement agencies as well.

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He's just pissy because he's decided to stay in NY and live with the unSafe Act, and continue to give the people that hate him his hard earned (well, maybe not) tax money.
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Originally Posted By Nagewaza624:
Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  




 

He's just pissy because he's decided to stay in NY and live with the unSafe Act, and continue to give the people that hate him his hard earned (well, maybe not) tax money.


True to a point but show a little sympathy.

I feel VERY bad for our brothers and sisters behind enemy lines.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:23:44 AM EDT
This may be a dumb question, but just how much information can be "micro-stamped" on a firing pin to begin with? Seems like it would be very limited and would be rendered unreadable with wear.
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Originally Posted By Aimless:
Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  


Yes, those who choose to continue to  live in California don't give a damn about the dangerous precedent and negative impact on all gun owners  in having the gun manufacturers  prop up the California gunlaw circus by agreeing to accomodate the micro stamping law.

Refusing to march to the micro stamping song and dance is to great credit of the companies who are resisting tyranny by saying fuck off to California Law.

Let's face it, tough talk aside, those who continue to live in states where the handwriting was on the wall for years, would just as soon see everyone with a micro stamped pistol simply because their state enacted some law designed solely to discourage gun ownership.

Tossing California's bullshit laws right back at the state government is a great example of actually giving a shit for all gunowners.

"Will not comply" is a legitimate means of resistance.

Now it's up to California Gunowners to take the law to court.
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Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:41:35 AM EDT
It is a good thing. Lumpy has some good points on the issue.

Also, remember that Ruger and s&w are public companies. Everything they do needs to be able to be justified to their shareholders in terms of money.

These explanations could be short term or long term and can incorporate many factors.

If microstamping is seen as giving in to the antis will it cause sales to drop?

Will California sales be enough to cover the microstamping costs if the price increase on guns is limited to CA models?

If the price increases are not limited to CA, will increased prices for all guns cause a loss in revenue?

If microstamping is perceived as legitimate, possible, and that manufacturers are willing to accommodate lawmakers, will the practice spread to other states?

If the practice spreads, will the effects on the industry in general, and RGR and SWHC specifically, be positive or negative for the stockholders?






Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:46:56 AM EDT
If anything, it will create a new black market. Guns will flow in from surrounding states to fill the void. Antis will cry, and their tears are sweet.
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Their tears keep me young.
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Yes, those who choose to continue to  live in California don't give a damn about the dangerous precedent and negative impact on all gun owners  in having the gun manufacturers  prop up the California gunlaw circus by agreeing to accomodate the micro stamping law.

Refusing to march to the micro stamping song and dance is to great credit of the companies who are resisting tyranny by saying fuck off to California Law.

Let's face it, tough talk aside, those who continue to live in states where the handwriting was on the wall for years, would just as soon see everyone with a micro stamped pistol simply because their state enacted some law designed solely to discourage gun ownership.

Tossing California's bullshit laws right back at the state government is a great example of actually giving a shit for all gunowners.

"Will not comply" is a legitimate means of resistance.

Now it's up to California Gunowners to take the law to court.
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Originally Posted By glocke12:
You do realize that this is what the antis want correct?  Gun owners are the ones that are being hurt here.

These companies will still be able to sell to LE agencies within CA as they are exempt from the microstamping requirement.
Don't waste your time. Plenty of people here don't give a shit about other gun owners. Every man for himself.  


Yes, those who choose to continue to  live in California don't give a damn about the dangerous precedent and negative impact on all gun owners  in having the gun manufacturers  prop up the California gunlaw circus by agreeing to accomodate the micro stamping law.

Refusing to march to the micro stamping song and dance is to great credit of the companies who are resisting tyranny by saying fuck off to California Law.

Let's face it, tough talk aside, those who continue to live in states where the handwriting was on the wall for years, would just as soon see everyone with a micro stamped pistol simply because their state enacted some law designed solely to discourage gun ownership.

Tossing California's bullshit laws right back at the state government is a great example of actually giving a shit for all gunowners.

"Will not comply" is a legitimate means of resistance.

Now it's up to California Gunowners to take the law to court.
Yep, agree. The regular every shooter really is not intereested in the political aspect of shooting, all they just want is to shoot. Years ago, when the CA legislature  passed the 2nd AW ban, I got together with a other like minded people to gathers to overturn the ban, many of the people question why they must sign, and many also refused to sign the petition. Many said they are a member of the NRA and they will take care of it for them, etc etc.
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The problem is, this shit spreads..





I live in PA, where the state politics are largely dictated by what goes on in the population centers of Philadelphia, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh..all liberal strongholds.  Frankly, I am amazed that PA has not fallen to the anti's yet, though I suspect we are only a few election cycles away from that happening if our AG Kathleen Kane makes a run for governor.





I have yet to see any valid argument where what is going on in CA is in any shape or form a "victory" for gun owners, especially with LE being exempt...Overturned in the courts? Not likely..the federal courts in that area are stacked with liberals.  





We are all losing here.





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I agree with you about this shit spreading. We've got Cleveland, Columbus, and Cincinnati to influence our politics. You're not alone in your fears, I think anyone on this forum thinking their state exempt from this bullshit are either naive or fools. I also understand what you mean about not being able to move to a "free state", again that's just naive to think you can simply pick up and go without serious ramifications to your life, or that in the long run, will be to your benefit as a gun owner. As you stated : " this shit is spreading".

In regards to the situation in California, I agree it could be construed as "cutting of your nose to spite your face" for gun owners, but I'm sure it was a good business decision for the companies involved. With that being said, maybe we as gun owners need to pressure these companies not to do business in these states, period.

 
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Originally Posted By RogueSpear2023:
Yes but if you CA residents would vote the asshats out of office that come up with shit your state would be a better place. IMO California will not have any handguns soon do to this micro stamping, which will the go to Supreme Court and they will strike the law down like they did in DC.

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They can't. They're so greatly outnumbered by voting illegals, FSA, and communist fuckwits that it's numerically impossible to reverse anything done to that state by the above parties in the past 50 years short of breaking off the major cities and making them their own state.
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Yep, agree. The regular every shooter really is not intereested in the political aspect of shooting, all they just want is to shoot. Years ago, when the CA legislature  passed the 2nd AW ban, I got together with a other like minded people to gathers to overturn the ban, many of the people question why they must sign, and many also refused to sign the petition. Many said they are a member of the NRA and they will take care of it for them, etc etc.
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Can you blame people forn not wanting to sign a petition when our governments, starting at the top with the Feds, are using their power to harrass, intimidate, and disenfranchise those that disagree with them?

Chilling effect in action.


Link Posted: 1/25/2014 3:58:51 AM EDT
If all the gun manufacturers would pull out , refuse to sell to LE, then you would have a real chance .

As it stands , no one gives a fuck if a couple pull out.

Pro gunners can point and say "hey those guys are on our side" , Antis use it to say, those manufacturers hate children.

Things will continue pretty much unabated in places like CA,NY,IL,   step by step , the antis are winning and will eventually get an outright ban and confiscation law passed.

Will it be tomorrow? No. But its coming. You cannot defeat demographics.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:02:18 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By Crash_Test_Dhimmi:

Barrett did years ago, other companies need to get with the program
 
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Originally Posted By RDak:
They should definitely stop selling to LEO's also.

Barrett did years ago, other companies need to get with the program
 

The manufacturers need to stick together and stand firm, following Barrett's example. These half measures are weak sauce.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:02:41 AM EDT
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Considering the tiny size of the firing pin/stamping die; I wonder if micro stamping would require that a special primer be used on all ammunition in order for the stamping to be readable, leading to more bullshit infringements  down the road.

Micro stamping isn't intended to reduce crime, it's purpose is to reduce gunownership.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:04:34 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By RDak:


Yup.

A gun manufacturer that will not do that is anti-gun IMHO.
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Originally Posted By Nagewaza624:
Originally Posted By RDak:
They should definitely stop selling to LEO's also.


What's good for the goose is good for the gander.



 


Yup.

A gun manufacturer that will not do that is anti-gun IMHO.

Free market
Capitalism
Business are about money not making a political stand.
People on EE and all over the Internet already dont do sales to CA, are these guys antigun also?

Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:07:54 AM EDT
They should stop selling to LEO, and stop all support, training, repair, and parts as well.
Link Posted: 1/25/2014 4:07:59 AM EDT
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Originally Posted By sizzler:



Can you blame people forn not wanting to sign a petition when our governments, starting at the top with the Feds, are using their power to harrass, intimidate, and disenfranchise those that disagree with them?

Chilling effect in action.


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Originally Posted By sizzler:
Originally Posted By warlord:
Yep, agree. The regular every shooter really is not intereested in the political aspect of shooting, all they just want is to shoot. Years ago, when the CA legislature  passed the 2nd AW ban, I got together with a other like minded people to gathers to overturn the ban, many of the people question why they must sign, and many also refused to sign the petition. Many said they are a member of the NRA and they will take care of it for them, etc etc.



Can you blame people forn not wanting to sign a petition when our governments, starting at the top with the Feds, are using their power to harrass, intimidate, and disenfranchise those that disagree with them?

Chilling effect in action.




I was told the other day right here in GD that disenfranchisement of Americans was a myth.
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